Salmond College

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Residents' Handbook for 2023

The 2023 Residents' Handbook contains a wide variety of information about Salmond. We encourage residents to regularly refer back to the online handbook. There are also hard copies of the Handbook at the College.

Please also see the 2023 Agreement for Admission and 2023 Fees Schedule.

Before you arrive

What to Bring:

  • Students should bring with them any plates, food containers or other utensils needed for between-meal snacks. The College provides toasters, microwave ovens and refrigerators in student common rooms.
  • Residents are responsible for ensuring that all personal electrical equipment is safe and in good working order. All electrical appliances should be certified as safe by a registered electrician before being brought into the College.
  • The College provides each student with a duvet, a pillow and can supply extra blankets if requested. Some students may wish to bring an extra pillow, or other bedding. Such items should be named.
  • The College supplies sheets and one pillowcase. Residents supply their own towels. Sheets and pillowcases are laundered by the College; towels and personal laundry are the responsibility of each individual resident. All clothing should be clearly named.
  • A laundry basket and washing powder.

What not to bring:

  • Heaters, toasters, and other cooking equipment/appliances are not permitted because of fire safety regulations and must not be brought for use in student rooms. If for medical reasons you require access to an appliance, e.g. a small fridge for diabetic medication, contact the Head of College to discuss.
  • Electric blankets – the College buildings are centrally heated, and electric blankets are a fire hazard.
  • Irons and ironing boards are provided; do not bring your own iron.
  • Furniture – all rooms are fully furnished.
  • Firearms – Salmond College does not have a secure firearms storage facility, and it is not legal to store firearms in cars. If you have a firearm for sporting purposes you, the University Proctor's Office has secure gun storage for a small annual fee, and can be contacted on 03 4794888. 

Arriving on Opening Weekend

When you arrive at the College, the RLs and admin staff will be available to take you to your room and to show you around.

Residents should go to the Office to pick up their room keycard, which they willl sign for, and their room check form.

There is no accommodation available for friends or family on Opening day, or during the first week of the year. We recommend family make bookings at nearby motels or hotels. Family and friends are welcome to come and help residents move in and tea and coffee will be available, along with a BBQ on opening day.

Salmond will have a busy programme during the opening week so that residents can meet each other and start making friends. We recommend residents stay in College as much as possible and make the most of opportunities to meet with other residents and get a feel for College life.

Ideas for Parents/Guardians and Friends

It is important that residents feel at home in their rooms. Anything that makes their space more comfortable is always welcome e.g. cushions, throws, framed photos, lights, posters, etc. (please note that only genuine Blutac can be used - no nails, screws sellotape, drawing pins, etc. are allowed).

On Opening Day, there will be an address from the Head of College and other staff to any parents who would like to attend. This will cover a number of facets of College life.

Residents always appreciate care packs throughout the year and these can be couriered directly to Salmond. The address is:

Salmond College
19 Knox Street
North East Valley
Dunedin 9010

Residents will be notified when parcels, home baking, flowers arrive for them. Please ensure packages are clearly labelled with the correct name.

Download the 2023 Residents' Handbook